Eight Uganda Golfers Hit Abuja for IBB Ladies Open Championship

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThere is an international flavour to the 21st IBB Ladies Open Championship, with eight Ugandan and one Swedish players, leading the foreign players who have arrived Abuja.Among those already on ground are the President of Ugandan Ladies Golf Union (ULGU) Evah Magala, and the Lady Captain of the team, Anne Abeja. The Ugandans are coming for the third year running and have vowed to give good accounts of themselves by fiercely defending the Lady Gross title won by Magala last year.“I am ready for the tournament and I am here to retain my title,” boasted Magala.The ceremonial tee-off is to be conducted by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, at 6pm today at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.The ladies in the Handicap 0- 28 flight and veteran players within Handicap 0-36 flight category will hit the fairways on Friday.The tournament will end on Saturday.The Chairperson of the tournament organising committee, Maryrose Richard-Obioha, announced at a media briefing yesterday that Botswana will present two players, while the sole Zambian player is due to arrive today.A total number160 ladies will compete over three days and will constitute the bulk of the field of 260 golfers that will grace the tournament.Obiorah also stressed the tournament is listed on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) calendar. She added the organising committee will collate the scores, which will be sent to WARG, analyzed and used to rank the ladies.“We have never had anybody ranked from here. But I hope at the end of this tournament, some of the ladies will be ranked. And for the first time, Nigeria will be on the ranking as well,“ Obiorah said.Rachel Danjuma (IBB), Rita Izojie (Asaba) Evelyn Oyome (Benin) and Amina Wilfred (IBB) are some of the Nigerian competitors of note.In addition to the gross prizes for ladies and net prizes for veterans and gentlemen, there will be sponsors and auxiliary prizes.Lady Captain IBB Club, Dr Julie Acholonu assured that the ladies section will organise a tournament that will befit the status of the club and meet the expectations of the sponsors.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Spelinspektionen demands tightening of Sweden’s AML codes

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Issuing a market update, Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen detailed that it has requested specific amendments to be introduced to Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) approved measures and protections against money laundering.Spelinspektionen undertakes its parliamentary request, as it seeks to establish a new Swedish Treasury approved AML control system to monitor specific gambling transactions.On 1 January 2020, the Riksdag sanctioned new measures strengthening Sweden’s financial and business codes against money laundering and the funding of criminal/terrorist activities.The Riksdag informed that its AML measures were aligned with the requirements of the European Union’s ‘Fifth Money Laundering Directive’.Having reviewed the approved measures, Spelinspektionen has requested that the Riksdag amend two provisions of its AML decree, for the purposes of better regulating Swedish gambling incumbents.Spelinspektionen has instructed the Riksdag to add amendments, which enforce that a licensee must disclose how they record supervision of employees handling/monitoring financial transactions, including reprimands.A further provision requests that AML ‘Security Police’ be issued the same rights a Federal Police in being able to request transactional information from operators.Closing its 2019 legislative agenda, Spelinspektionen urged Sweden’s Ministry of Finance to increase its ‘maximum penalty charge’ to ‘10% of operator business revenues’, placed upon gambling incumbents breaching Sweden’s ‘Money Laundering Act’.Spelinspektionen governance underlined that the Ministry’s current €1 million fine was ‘not sufficiently noticeable’ upon licensed incumbents generating SEK billions from Sweden’s re-regulated marketplace. Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more